War of Words (Fight album)

War of Words is the debut album by the American heavy metal band Fight, released on September 14, 1993 by Epic Records. This is the first release Rob Halford recorded after his departure from Judas Priest in 1992. He brought with him drummer Scott Travis from the band and recruited three new members. The music is a mixture between the heavy metal sound created by Judas Priest and a thrash/groove sound similar to that of Pantera. Halford is also credited with playing guitar but only recorded vocals for the album.

War of Words
Fight - War of Words.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 14, 1993
GenreHeavy metal, groove metal, thrash metal
Length59:26
LabelEpic
ProducerAttie Bauw and Rob Halford
Fight chronology
War of Words
(1993)
A Small Deadly Space
(1995)
Alternative cover
2008 Remixed and Remastered edition cover
2008 Remixed and Remastered edition cover

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic      [1]
Rock Hard (de)9/10[2]

In 2005, War of Words was ranked number 386 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[3]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Rob Halford.

No.TitleLength
1."Into the Pit"4:13
2."Nailed to the Gun"3:38
3."Life in Black"4:34
4."Immortal Sin"4:39
5."War of Words"4:29
6."Laid to Rest"4:40
7."For All Eternity"4:42
8."Little Crazy"3:49
9."Contortion"4:35
10."Kill It"3:30
11."Vicious"3:11
12."Reality, a New Beginning"13:18
Japanese Bonus Track
No.TitleLength
1."Kill It" (Dutch Death Mix)3:36

NoteEdit

  • "Reality, a New Beginning" is actually a 4:40 song, which is then followed by a 5 minute silence. At the 9:43 mark, an additional song titled "Jesus Saves" begins

PersonnelEdit

Fight
Production
  • Produced by Attie Bauw and Rob Halford
  • Executive producer – John Baxter
  • Recorded by Attie Bauw
2008 Remixed and Remastered Edition

ChartsEdit

Album
Year Chart Position
1993 Billboard 200 83[4]
Singles
Year Single Chart Position
1993 "Little Crazy" Mainstream Rock Tracks 21

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hill, Gary. War of Words at AllMusic
  2. ^ Kühnemund, Götz. "Rock Hard review". issue 77. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  3. ^ [...], Rock Hard (Hrsg.). [Red.: Michael Rensen. Mitarb.: Götz Kühnemund] (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel. p. 54. ISBN 3-89880-517-4.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "Fight". Billboard. Retrieved 6 October 2016.